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SPS Is Weighing Whether To Allow Some Students To Attend Class In Person Five Days A Week

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Michele Skalicky
Kraft Administrative Center
Kraft Administrative Center
Credit Michele Skalicky
Kraft Administrative Center

The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education is considering making changes to the current school schedule as the end of the first quarter nears. 

Any adjustments would be made after consulting with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, according to SPS officials in a statement.

The board is considering allowing kids in pre-K through second grade to attend class in person five days a week beginning October 26.  Grades three through eight might return to five day in person classes on November 9.  There would be no change for the second quarter for students in grades nine through 12.

Students who are currently enrolled in the virtual learning option would remain in it.

The district is expected to make a final decision next week.

SPS students who aren’t enrolled in virtual learning currently attend class in person two days a week with virtual learning the other three days.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.